Is Aadhar Card Mandatory for Passport?

Is Aadhar Card Mandatory for Passport?

What, if you went for a passport application with aadhar card and it was not accepted. So, Is Aadhar card Mandatory for Passport? and if not what are various other documents that can be used for passport application?

Is Aadhar Card Mandatory For Passport
Is Aadhar Card Mandatory For Passport

Actually in this article I will be narrating a real life incident which I have witnessed in the Passport office.

What kind of Aadhar is not accepted as a Passport document?

There was a man sitting next to me, completely perplexed. Then I asked him what happened to him, why he is upset.

He narrated me whole incidence that his aadhar was not accepted as a document for passport.

Then I got little intrested in the conversation as I was also using aadhar card for my application.

After that I asked him to elaborate whole situation, then he told me that due to miss matche in his name on aadhar and other documents.

He was carrying aadhar card, PAN card and class 10th mark sheet. His PAN card and class 10th marksheet had same name.

But, In class 10th mark sheet his name was written as “Rajat Kumar Sharma” and his name on aadhar was “Rajat Sharma”.
So, This type of aadhar is not accepted as document for possport.

He was asked to get other document or update his aadhar name by using class 10 marksheet.

Is Aadhar Card Mandatory For Passport?

It’s simple and straight answer is, Number Aadhar is one of the documents not only document required for passport.

Earlier it was mandatory to have aadhar card for Tatkal Passport service, but Supreme court verdict has ruled out this.

Before this, if you have to apply Tatkal passport and you don’t have aadhar card, simply you can not apply.

There was only one way to apply, firstly apply for aadhar and then apply for passport with Aadhar application no.

Valid Documents for Passport Application

If you don’t have Aadhar Card then you can use any 3 of 14 documents prescribed passport officials.

14 valid documents for Fresh Indian Passport Application

Here, is list of documents required as Proof Of Present Address:-

1Water Bill
2Telephone (landline or post paid mobile bill)
3Electricity bill
4Income Tax Assessment Order
5Election Commission Photo ID card
6Proof of Gas Connection
7Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
8Spouse’s passport copy (First and last page including family details mentioning applicant’s name as spouse of the passport holder), (provided the applicant’s present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport)
9Parent’s passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)
10Aadhaar Card
11Rent Agreement
12Photo Passbook of running Bank Account (Scheduled Public Sector Banks, Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks and Regional Rural Banks only)

List of documents required as Proof Of Date Of Birth:-

1Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority,whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India
2Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognised educational board
3Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy
4Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant
5Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar
6Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
7PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
8Driving License issued by the Transport department of concerned state Government
9A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant

List of Valid Documents For Minor/Child Passport Application

Documents Required for Diplomatic Passport in India

Documents Required for Passport Renewal in India